Archive of May 30, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 30, 2019

FEMM fertility app CEO says women have the right to understand their bodies

May 30, 2019 - 06:30 pm .- The maker of a popular fertility awareness app says it is built on peer-reviewed research and a scientific approach to women’s health, after a recent report criticized the app’s developers and funders  as “anti-abortion, anti-gay Catholic campaigners.”

Manchester bishop welcomes repeal of death penalty in NH

May 30, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Bishop Peter Libasci of Manchester welcomed Thursday the New Hampshire legislature's override of a veto by the governor on capital punishment repeal.

Mexican bishops mourn pilgrims killed in traffic accident

May 30, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- Bishops in Mexico are mourning those dead and injured from an accident Wednesday involving a cargo truck and a bus carrying pilgrims who had visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Equality Act 'creates right to demand an abortion,' congresswoman warns

May 30, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) has warned that a proposed anti-discrimination law could be used to compel medical professionals to participate in abortion procedures.

Pope Francis will beatify these martyred Greek-Catholic bishops in Romania

May 30, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- On Sunday in Blaj, Pope Francis will beatify seven Greek-Catholic bishops of Romania who were killed by the communist regime between 1950 and 1970.

New bishop confirms 62 inmates in Spanish prison

May 30, 2019 - 02:59 pm .- In one his first acts following his ordination as bishop, a prelate in Spain confirmed 62 inmates at the Murcia II Penitentiary Center in the town of Campos del Río.

Chilean bishop-elect apologizes to Jewish community for polemical statements

May 30, 2019 - 02:19 pm .- Fr. Carlos Eugenio Irarrázaval Errazuriz, who was appointed auxiliary bishop of Santiago this month, has apologized to the Jewish community after having made some controversial statements.

Canadian PM to raise 'concerns' on abortion during Pence visit

May 30, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he intends to raise the subject of American abortion policy with Vice President Mike Pence during meetings in Ottawa.

Kamala Harris proposes federal restrictions on state abortion laws

May 30, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- Sen. Kamala Harris, one of the two dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls, announced Tuesday a plan that would bar some states from changing their abortion laws without federal approval.

The Church can play a role in fighting violence in Mexico, says priest

May 30, 2019 - 11:18 am .- With violence in Mexico on the rise, the Catholic Church has a role to play in achieving lasting peace, said a priest of Mexico City.

Cardinal Parolin says Vatican will issue declaration on McCarrick investigation

May 30, 2019 - 08:36 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Wednesday that the Vatican is still investigating the documentation concerning Theodore McCarrick and will issue a declaration upon the investigation’s completion.

Louisiana governor to sign heartbeat bill

May 30, 2019 - 07:45 am .- Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) has previously spoken in favor of the bill. Following its passage by the house, the governor said he would sign the legislation.

Pope encourages jailed Brazilian ex-president 'not to lose hope'

May 30, 2019 - 12:00 am .- Pope Francis has written a letter to jailed former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, encouraging him to respect human life and freedom, and exhorting the politician to trust in Jesus Christ.